Beyond the river stretches the interminable prairie, where the fields of harvested wheat lie wrapped in slumber; . . . . The light stealing upon the broad shadows, first touches the tops of the prairie wagons. . . . Then, making more and more progress, it shines. . . and at last, in full glory of splendor, brings out the yellow of the cultivated fields and the course brown of the sandy soil.

~ Picturesque America, 1872

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Be A Volunteer


Volunteer dates for 2018 Civil War Revisited:
Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 21, 2018


We always welcome volunteers at the Civil War Revisited event.  The event wouldn’t happen without the support of what has become over the years an army of terrific volunteers!


Volunteers receive free admittance to the Civil War Revisited!!



Volunteers needed for the "Time Travelers at the Civil War" Education Days - Thursday, October 18 & Friday, October 19. These Education Days are the foundation of our event and are open by reservation to thousands of students from various school districts throughout the Central Valley. Your help is appreciated in bringing this opportunity to our Valley students.

Volunteers needed for the Civil War Revisited Weekend on Saturday, October 20 & Sunday, October 21. Extra help is always appreciated for takedown on Sunday the 21st and a few volunteer positions are available on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 16 & 17 for set-up help. We are happy to fulfill school and community service requirements.

Click the SignUp button below to view available opportunities and shifts.

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If you need more information or have questions, contact the Historical Society office (559) 441-0862 or email us at


Examples of Civil War Revisited volunteer opportunities:

Kearney Mansion Museum Store/Mercantile Area

Assist with sales in the Historical Society event mercantile area - helping customers locate merchandise and assist with restocking needs. Also need volunteers to help in the mercantile during the Thursday & Friday "Time Travelers at the Civil War Education Days.


Admission Booth

Collect Admission and hand out event wristbands

Information Booth

Answer general questions about the event, sell meal tickets, and memberships. Training will be provided. 

Beer Booth

Must be 21 and over to serve.

Shifts are generally 3 – 3 ½ hours long.  You may choose to work one or both days. All of our volunteers receive free admittance to the event, and most come early or stay after their volunteer shift to enjoy all of the activities.



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